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acotyledon

[ ey-kot-l-eed-n, ey-kot- ]

noun

  1. a plant without cotyledons, therefore one belonging to a group lower than the seed plants.


acotyledon

/ əˌkɒtɪˈliːdən /

noun

  1. any plant, such as a fern or moss, that does not possess cotyledons


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Derived Forms

  • aˌcotyˈledonous, adjective

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Other Words From

  • a·cot·y·le·don·ous [ey, -kot-l-, eed, -n-, uh, s, ey-kot-], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acotyledon1

First recorded in 1810–20; a- 6 + cotyledon

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